Celebrations begin in Varanasi, Mathura and other other Indian cities for Holi, the festival of colours. In UP, festivities kicked off on the occasion of Rangbhari Ekadashi and will continue till the actual day of Holi. Enthusiastic devotees took part in the early celebrations as they danced in joy at Banke Bihari Temple and Shree Dwarikadhish Temple in Mathura.
By: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 16 March 2022, 03:18 PM IST
Women play with colours in celebration of the upcoming festival of Holi, in Nadia.
Students with their faces smeared in dry colours, pose for photographs as part of Holi celebrations, at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu.
Devotees in Moradabad participate in a religious procession on the occasion of Ekadashi, ahead of Holi.
Artists perform during a procession on the occasion of Rangbhari Ekadashi in Moradabad.
Hindu devotees carry the palanquin of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati during a religious procession on the occasion of Ekadashi at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.
Devotees play with colours to celebrate Ekadashi, at Mukteshwar Nath Mandir in Gorakhpur.
Devotees celebrate Holi at Bankey Bihari Temple in Vrindavan, Mathura district.
Artists perform at Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of Ganga river in Varanasi.
Workers in Sambhal spread gulal under the sun, for the drying process, in preparation for the festival of colours - Holi.
People daubed with colours during the Lathmar Holi celebrations at Nandgaon, in Mathura.
Women beat Policemen with sticks as they play Lathmaar Holi at Krishna Janambhoomi Temple, in Mathura.
Women of Nandgaon hit a man of Barsana with wooden sticks during the Lathmar Holi celebrations at Nandgaon, in Mathura.
People wearing masks pose with water cannons at a shop, ahead of the Holi festival in Jammu.